Get on board

In a recent conversation about ways to set oneself apart in a job interview, a fellow EA who we will call “Kate” gave the sage advice to come in prepared with a 30/60/90 day plan as to how you will effectively onboard yourself in the new position. I found this to be a brilliant move on […]

Do the Hustle

Hustle. Not everyone has it.  Hustle is that extra effort some people put forward to make things happen and get what they want. It’s what separates the successful from the “getting-by-alright,” and the exceptional from the mediocre. Hustle is often understood as the drive, borne of sheer necessity, to improve one’s current situation, and fast. […]

Do the hard thing

Anybody else out there feeling sort of… stuck? If your life is currently running like a well-oiled machine that spews out meaning and value in a graceful fountain of zen-like flow, go ahead and skip this one. This post is not for you. Everybody else, I’ve got a story to tell you. A story about […]

Saying Yes to Saying No

Imagine, for a moment, that your exec has just asked you to do something that you do not want to do.  Maybe because you don’t feel confident that you can do it well, or because your plate is already full, or simply because you don’t think it’s an appropriate ask. Whatever the reason, your entire […]

The power of “?”

“Why?” If you’ve ever spent any time around a toddler, you know the pain of having to answer this question approximately 200 times per day. But it turns out our adorably obnoxious spawn may have something to teach us on this score. They understand the almighty power of knowledge, and they haven’t yet learned to […]